Pumpkin is still fairly new here and totally enthusiastic - please dont jump on people, a simple pointing out of board lore will do..
The Motherboards are certainly a place where people plan and promote parties, arrange to go out, find out where to go, discuss last night's party, whatever. They are meant to be a place where people giving the parties could interact with their crowd, and have certainly succeeded at that beyond our wildest dreams.
But the Motherboards are so much more, and as this very topic illuminates, we talk about so many other things, which are in the greater world more important than any one night or event. Often someone who came on to promote their party ends up becoming part of a discussion on politics, or transitioning, or gentrification, et al.
But some people through the 2 1/2 years of the boards have come on like gangbusters, just peeing on everything with their party promotion, and it really turns people off. Sometimes the flames themselves get really funny - check the Best of the Motherboards "Studio 54" topic for more.
So that in a nutshell is why pretty may have jumped on you - its a cumulative thing that you wouldnt have experienced yet.
End of lecture -
Now back to this scintillating discussion..